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On the Representation of the American Dream in Philip Roth’s American Trilogy

Author: YinLei
Tutor: TuoJianMing
School: Lanzhou University
Course: English Language and Literature
Keywords: Philip Roth American Trilogy American Dream Disillusionment Identity lost Self-fashioning
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Philip Roth's \exuberant vitality as the famous American writer and literary creativity. \This paper attempts to analysis of this series of works from the point of view of the American Dream, the detailed interpretation of the three different manifestations of the American Dream, and analysis of many dreams shattered. In this paper, the text in the process of discussion of the trilogy, analyze, compare and contrast literary analysis method, while highlighting the postwar American political, social and cultural background of the role of the hero in pursuit of the American dream lost identity. Ross of the American Dream, the American literary eternal theme, the successful use of the \Literary critic from different aspects of attention to the works of Ross and his \This thesis is to comb the development of the American Dream evolved into the cornerstone of highlights three different \\Coleman Silk in \Although paid a great deal of effort, they still can not determine its own destiny to reinvent themselves. Personal ambition to be swallowed up by the tide of history. Seymour's pastoral dream lost in the social unrest of the 1960s; the social equity fantasy by Ira also impossible to McCarthyism in the 1950s; 1990s, political correctness, the same destruction Coleman's efforts to escape racial prejudice. Apart from historical reasons, it can not be denied is that the personal defects are also part of the cause of broken dreams and personal tragedy. \The national myth of the American dream to the beautiful people illusory promise, leading people lost their way in the dream and the reality. This paper attempts to clarify, in the pursuit of the American dream, people give up trying to create a new identity is absurd original identity. Based on detailed analysis of the text, the paper attempts to clarify Ross questioned the American dream and the American consciousness, and the American Dream Declining insight. In addition, the paper hopes to show Ross's superb artistic skills Personal Circumstances and national background closely integrated. Finally, we hope to better understand Ross \

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